Louis Grenier

Character Key: 
Display Name: 
Louis Grenier
Sort Name: 
Grenier, Louis
AKA: 
Old Frenchman
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Dead
Occupation: 
Management
Specific Job: 
Planter
Origin: 
France
Biography: 

One of the original three white settlers in Yoknapatawpha, the men "who had ridden horseback into the county before its boundaries had ever been surveyed and located and named" (73). Younger son of a Huguenot aristocrat, he owned thousands of acres along the Yoknapatawpha River before the Civil War. An amateur painter, an "elegante" and a "dilettante," he is the "Frenchman" after whom Frenchman's Bend is named, and a "Paris-educated architect" who built the Old Frenchman place that is a decaying ruin in several the Yoknapatawpha fictions (74).

Property Status: 
owns land
owns house
owns slaves
Financial Status: 
controls substantial wealth
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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